The Minister for Special Development Initiative, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has emphasised that her ministry together with the three new Development Authorities would not repeat the mistakes of the previous Savana Accelerated Development Agency (SADA) which made Ghana lose huge sums of money meant for development and job creation.
According to her, those lapses encountered under SADA stemmed from the lack of an existing ministry to supervise activities of that Agency.
She explained that, now, with the existence of a supervisory ministry, the three development agencies, Northern, Southern and Coastal, would have their activities strictly monitored to achieve value for money on the one million dollar per constituency.
Ms Hawa Koomson said Ghanaians would not forgive the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) government if another SADA scandal is repeated, pledging that the ministry would not fail Ghanaians.
Ms Hawa Koomson spoke to Accra News in Koforidua when the Ministry of Special Initiative held an orientation seminar for the newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the three development agencies.
“We are not going to fail the people of Ghana, never! Ghanaians will not forgive us if we repeat the SADA scandal,” she stated.
The Special Development Initiative Minister also stressed that to ensure proper account to Ghanaians, the CEOs of the Authorities would be made to implement the one million dollar per constituency on projects based on respective constituency needs assessment reports.